The afternoon was about 15mph wnw, I thought I would try to head towards truleigh and see what the glider was capable off.... It was incredible! Although I didn't make it all the way- it went a long way down the ridge, just hopping back up on the tiny bits of ridge that were creating a bit of lift.
There were about 12 gliders in the air by mid afternoon, it was great fun. The only thing with the dyke this time of year is the low sun around that time of day which makes visibility looking across to the west of the ridge RUBBISH! As the wind started dropping, the gliders where starting to scurry into the landing field with some of the flex's going down if they didn't get back on top in time. However Youngie and I were able to mince around at 200ft when the pg's were now trying to scratch and maintain on the ridge. Eventually Youngie got down to 75ft ato where he knew it was time to take the top Landing, but I felt no urgency as the VR was happy to continue floating at 100ft ato for another 15 minutes. It feels incredible to fly, the performance is astonishing, I spent another 4 hours in the air and would have stayed up for longer if it wasn't starting to get dark. Looking forward to the next day already... Hopefully peachy beachy next week.